Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
4 to 6 mm long. Wingspan: 10 to 11.5 mm
Head: Yellow, hairy (rough scales). Palpi yellow, underside dark brown.
Antenna: Simple, dark, more than half as long as wing.
Wings: Yellow. Narrow dark streak from base along costa to mid wing, connecting to large dark semicircle. Another dark patch on costa near wing tip. Inner margin has large patch at mid wing, irregular and narrowing. Another small patch near wing tip. Fringe on inner margin very long, yellow; shorter around wing tip, sometimes stained slightly with brown spots. Hind wings dark purplish-brown.
Legs: Pale brown and yellow.
Abdomen: Abdomen brown, yellowish tip. Underside yellowish.
Eastern half of U.S., Texas and Oklahoma; Ontario.
Debris, fungus, rotting vegetation
Holotype as Tinea aureosuffusella by Clemens, MCZ #1394. Locality: Kentucky. In Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 1861-63, Vol. 1, pp. 136 to 137: New American Micro-Lepidoptera by Brackenridge Clemens, M.D.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1873, Vol. 5: Micro-Lepidoptera by V. T. Chambers, pg. 87.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1901-03, Vol. 5, pg. 210: Notes on Brackenridge Clemens’ types of Tineina by August Busck.
United States National Museum, 1904, Vol. 27, pg. 775: Tineid Moths from British Columbia by Busck.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1905, Vol. 31, pg. 73: American Lepidoptera by William G. Dietz, M.D.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68: Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States by William T. M. Forbes.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1989-1992, Vol. 152: Types by Miller and Hodges, pg. 51.